This spacious, contemporary Colonia Santiago Pied a Terre, designed by award winning architects FMT Estudio delivers so much more than you might expect. Stylish design ideas, an impressive gourmet kitchen, and an expansive pool surrounded by vibrant tropical plants are just some of its winning features. The sunshine yellow front door punctuating the colorful modern façade opens into a pleasant vestibule area — the perfect place to display art, or to store your bike! The main floor layout, with pleasing natural stone flooring throughout, is that of an airy great room framed at its far end by dramatic floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors accessing the pool and garden beyond. This ample space encompasses a comfortable seating area and a gleaming cook’s kitchen and social location, showcasing a dramatic island housing a 5 burner Whirlpool cooktop, convenient pull out storage and a full size Teka oven. The 11.5 ft island is also a primary entertainment feature, functioning as both an ideal bar/buffet area and a dining table long enough to seat 4 diners for a leisurely meal. This attractive kitchen includes a water filtration system, under counter stainless sink, brand new custom designed cabinetry, constructed from Encima hard wood (resistant to termites), upscale appliances, extensive storage and a beautiful, full-span Encima wood shelf for display items. Cleverly tucked under the staircase is a handsome powder room, the washing machine and yet more storage!
Upstairs, the enormous bedroom, framed on one side by a stunning wrought iron “wall” and on the other by floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto a spectacular terrace featuring hardwood flooring and rainproof bamboo roof, provides a luminous retreat overlooking the pool. The bedroom, large enough to offer space for a home office, opens directly into an equally oversized bathroom/dressing room area. Features include polished concrete floors, a large open shower backed by vibrant pasta tiles, and a huge wall to wall ventilated closet system, artisan built with slatted hardwood.
Exit the great room through the oversized, brand new sliding doors and step into a surprisingly large and wonderfully private backyard/pool area, framed by mature trees, plants and colorful bougainvillea. The shady, covered patio area overlooking the inviting pool provides plenty of space for outdoor dining and reclining, a delightful place to work online, read a book or enjoy that first morning coffee. The back of the lot, currently a lushly landscaped tropical garden, provides sufficient space for the construction of a freestanding 2 story casita. This property, sold partially furnished is potentially ideal for full time living, a winter getaway or a sure fire rental investment really optimizes the indoor/outdoor Merida lifestyle.